Effective November 1 until December 31, 2018 the daily limit of Coho salmon is one, (1) per day, and the daily limit of Chum salmon is two (2) per day in the Cowichan River downstream from the Mile 66 Trestle Bridge to the to the Highway No. 1 Bridge (Silver Bridge). This is the typical boundary for this opening. The minimum size limit for Coho salmon is 25 cm. The minimum size limit for Chum salmon is 30 cm. Anglers are being requested to provide catch information from this fishery to DFO through the use of a catch-card system. Anglers wishing to participate in this fishery can obtain cards through DFO by calling Brad Beaith at 250-756-7190 or the Duncan Fisheries office at 250-746- 6221. The Duncan Fisheries Office is currently open 0800-1030 Tuesday - Friday. Catch cards will also be available at some local retailers. Variation Orders: 2018-RFQ-589 More information on Region 1 recreational fisheries can be found on the recreational fisheries website at the address below. http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.htm Notes: Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters of British Columbia. Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye. These fish are hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye. The term "hatchery marked" means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin. Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and Coho salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information. Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all fin-fishing. Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing information, can be found on the Internet at: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/maps-cartes/rca-acs/index-eng.html Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line at 1-800-465-4336. For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-866-431-FISH (3474) FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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